Quotation Explorer - 'Smell'

PERORATION, n. The explosion of an oratorical rocket. It dazzles, but to an observer having the wrong kind of nose its most conspicuous peculiarity is the smell of the several kinds of powder used in preparing it. - Ambrose Bierce
smell is one of the key to unlock our momories - Sabeesh Yemmay
Virgo is the smell of nature, but in a sexy way. - Robert Black
I still love the book-ness of books, the smell of books: I am a book fetishist—books to me are the coolest and sexiest and most wonderful things there are. - Neil Gaiman
It's important to read a book, but also to hold the book, to smell the book... it's perfume, it's incense, it's the dust of Egypt... - Ray Bradbury
The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Feelings are like chemicals, the more you analyze them the worse they smell. - Charles Kingsley
Books smell and feel better. They have that wonderful thingness of turning the pages. - Neil Gaiman
I have nothing to do today but to smell the freshness of flowers and feel the joy of life. - Debasish Mridha
Life is full of joy and beauty. Look around and notice it. Notice the little butterfly, a little baby with a smile, and the white rose in the garden. Notice a drop of dew on a green leaf in the morning sun. Touch the wind, smell the rain, and feel the joy. Live your life with beauty and joy. - Debasish Mridha
If one can know how good a city is by its smell, one should know how good a society is by the women's status. - Santosh Kalwar
So we don't believe that life is beautiful because we don't recall it but if we get a whiff of a long-forgotten smell we are suddenly intoxicated and similarly we think we no longer love the dead because we don't remember them but if by chance we come across an old glove we burst into tears. - Marcel Proust
I even love the smell of books. - Adriana Trigiani
A Halloween flower,if ever there was one,would smell like an onion,have thorns like a rose.With charcoal black petalsand vines that entangle,t'would grow under moonlightin mud, I suppose. - Richelle E. Goodrich
I smell him in intervals, in varieties, in ways I don’t quite understand. - Dominic Riccitello
Memories were fine but you couldn't touch them, smell them or hold them. They were never exactly as the moment was, and they faded with time. - Cecelia Ahern
When nothing else subsists from the past, after the people are dead, after the things are broken and scattered...the smell and taste of things remain poised a long time, like souls...bearing resiliently, on tiny and almost impalpable drops of their essence, the immense edifice of memory - Marcel Proust
Have good sense, smell the scents, and you will have more cents - Sonya Withrow
hark, now hear the sailors cry, smell the sea, and feel the sky let your soul & spirit fly, into the mystic... - Van Morrison
You smell so good,""No, I don't, I smell like death.""You're crazy, you're not dead. You do not smell like death.""I was dead a long time.""And now you're not. Hence the alive smell. - Amy Tintera
My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them. - Penn Jillette
First you have nothing, and then, astonishingly, after ripping out your brain and your heart and betraying your friends and ex-lovers and dreaming like a zombie over the page till you can't see or hear or smell or taste, you have something. - T.C. Boyle
I could smell death in the air and I knew it was mine. I could see the world spinning around me and I could sense the blows being thrust into my body. I blacked out. - Anna M. Aquino
They stopped next at a bookstore. "Oh, what a delicious smell of new books!" said Ellen, as they entered. "Mamma, if it wasn't for one thing, I should say I never was so happy in my life. - Susan Bogert Warner
On the Rolling Stones - You will walk out of the Amphitheatre after watching the Stones perform and suddenly the Chicago stockyards smell clean and good by comparison. - Tom Fitzpatrick
If e-book readers were invented before print books, (petty things such as) the smell of ink would have been some people’s only reason for not abandoning e-books. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The fish,Even in the fisherman's net,Still carries,The smell of the sea. - Mourid Barghouti - مريد البرغوثي
my throat is starting to choke because i can still smell his scent that is lingering on my pillow from the last time he was here, with every breath i take. - Pia Carlotta Schwade
ALLEGIANCE, n. This thing Allegiance, as I suppose, Is a ring fitted in the subject's nose, Whereby that organ is kept rightly pointed To smell the sweetness of the Lord's anointed. G.J. - Ambrose Bierce
I like the idea of differenttheres and elsewheres, an Idaho known for bluegrass,a Bronx where people talklike violets smell. Perhaps I am somewhere patient, somehowkind, perhaps in the nookof a cousin universe I've never defiled or betrayedanyone. - Bob Hicok
Materialist deny God because they can't smell a rose with a powerful telescope. - Adriano Bulla
So where'd you park the car, Max?''I don't know. I couldn't see over the wheel.''That's okay. I think I can smell it. - Steve Purcell
You're only here for a short visit. Don't hurry, don't worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way. - Walter Hagen
You can never get the smell of smoke out. Like the smell of failure in life. - John Updike
What's in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet. - William Shakespeare
It comes from looking at the heart of things, from stopping to smell not only the roses but the bushes as well. It is a quality of attention to ordinary life that is so loving and intimate it is almost worship. - Martha N. Beck
Money does not smell of the mire whence it came; it has the glorious scent of what will be. - Catulle Mendès
They got a manure machine in there, Keller said. He went up to the barn and peeked through a hole between tow boards. On wheels. It’s fun to ride sometimes, when you don’t care how you smell. - Sandra Neil Wallace
Snyder: There are some things I can just smell. It's like a sixth sense."Giles: Well, actually, that would be one of the five. - Mutant Enemy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer
You only walk this path once. Make sure you take time to stop and enjoy the nice things. You can't smell last years roses. - Jury Nel
For the sense of smell, almost more than any other, has the power to recall memories and it is a pity that you use it so little. - Rachel Carson
The smell of frustration cannot compete with the stench of non-creation - Daniel Lee Edstrom
Have you ever paused to be Grateful? For eyes to see, nose to smell, ears to hear, tongue to taste, hands to feel, head to think and heart to love? - RVM
I love the smell of rain and growing things. - Serina Hernandez
To smell and enjoy the beauty of this precious journey we call life, decorate yourself with luscious scenic nature. - Debasish Mridha
Old books exert a strange fascination for me -- their smell, their feel, their history; wondering who might have owned them, how they lived, what they felt. - Lauren Willig
You never really get the smell of burning flesh out of your nose entirely, no matter how long you live. - J.D. Salinger
The best smell in the world is that man that you love. - Jennifer Aniston
Could a being create the fifty billion galaxieseach with two hundred billion starsthen rejoice in the smell of burning goat flesh? - Ron Patterson
I felt like a champion because I was figuring shit out. I was a doer and a getter-doner, and it was okay to be identified by the neighbors as the little lady who had a dump truck of manure delivered, a load that made the entire neighborhood smell like a dairy barn for weeks. - Dee Williams
He can smell his cologne, his shampoo, and something else -- he can smell the boy's own scent, something bittersweet. - Lidia Roldán
Sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. - William Shakespeare
I can hear your angered silence,Taste your bitterness.Now I smell your vengeance,Yet see your lonely emptiness.I am your broken heart. - Anonymous
The smell of the ocean, southern breeze, blue sky, and the gentle sound of dancing waves make me sing the song of love. - Debasish Mridha
I see using my other senses. I can smell the rain before it drops, but I can’t watch it fall. I can feel the sun on my face, but I can’t see it rise or set. I want to see the world like everyone else, to see the sun, the rain, the music. Oh I bet music looks beautiful. - Sydney Wells
Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousand of miles and all the years you have lived. - Helen Keller
If ur laptop doesnt smell like fire then ur losing. - Genereux Philip
I Love the Smell of Success in the Shadows of Failure - Ayyaz Ameer Mayo
Air freshener is man’s pitiful attempt to have his food smell as good, after digestion, as they did, before ingestion. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
A very ancient and fish-like smell. - William Shakespeare
Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. - Ashley Smith
Even though everything today is available at a click of a mouse still, the smell of a book and its feel makes the experience of reading very special and personal. It is more tangible and I urge all youngsters to read a lot as it will also broaden their horizons. - Shallu Jindal
I am a dumb piece of meatand I rot everydaymy flesh gives a rotting smelland people say it's the smell of lifeand they come to meand watch me rotand get happy and upset and annoyed and disgusted and maybe sometimes feelcompassionbut they don't realize they are rotting too. - Daul Kim
I like the smell of my Grandma's soap - I used to sit in the bath and eat it. - Carl Barât
The morning wind spreads its fresh smell. We must get up and take that in, that wind that lets us live. Breathe before it's gone. - Jalaluddin Rumi
She liked his unique smell, and it turned on all five of her senses, wanting to see him naked, touch him while naked, hear him as he moaned while he made love, taste his skin, and feel his naked body as she seduced him with the trailing of hungry fingers. - Keira D. Skye
My theory on housework is, if the item doesn't multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you? - Erma Bombeck
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. - Tom Stoppard
Don’t try to smell the flowers without planting them. - Debasish Mridha
your life mustn't be a closet for dirty laundry coz you will have a smelly and messy life...Yeah no matter how much you trying to clean up,the smell won't go away until you put away the "dirty laundry - Duinkie Tracey Ncitha
Now I sense the perfume of flowers like seeing a new thing.I know they smell just as well as I know I existed.They’re things known from the outside.But now I know with my breathing from the back of my head. - Alberto Caeiro
The heart doth recognise thee,Alone, alone! The heart doth smell thee sweet,Doth view thee fair, doth judge thee most complete,—-Though seeing now those changes that disguise thee. - Elizabeth Barrett Browning
When the rose opens its heart, you will smell the fragrance of its soul. - Jit Sharma
I am digging the grave of love , skeleton not found till now , Just the rotten smell . R v sure it exists ? - Tushar Upreti
[T]he very color of the air in the place I was born was different, the smell of the earth was special, redolent with memories of my parents. - Natsume Soseki
Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it. - Vladimir Nabokov
The worst thing about the dead rising? (Other than, you know, all the zombies?) The smell. Nothing kills the mood like the odor of three day old road kill and poo... -Katherine Anita Cho(KyCH) - Shawn Durnin
The world has changed. I see it in the water. I feel it in the Earth. I smell it in the air. Much that once was is lost, For none now live who remember it. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Rain usually makes me feel mellow. Curl up in the corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today it just makes me feel wet. - Jeff Melvoin
But that's the thing, how you feel about the place that's home. About its sky, its air, its smell, the color of the light, the way the rain falls (or doesn't), whether it hot or cold. - Laura McBride
I am grateful for the grace to see, to hear, to talk, to feel, to smell, to taste and to walk. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Sometimes I accidentally walk into the places where I and you had spoken before, existed before, which still have the smell ofyour memories, all of a sudden it starts feeling like I have entered a dark room without a door anywhere. Where I can always hear that song I used to love once before. - Akshay Vasu
I know every book of mine by its smell, and I have but to put my nose between the pages to be reminded of all sorts of things. - George Gissing
With no sense of smell, your memories dropped like pennies out of a ripped pocket, until the past was ashes and your parents were blanks: nothing more than the holes in Swiss cheese. - Ilsa Bick
With people you can never tell, Will they have changed when next we meet? But here in my dear old home at least, The plums still smell as sweet. / 人はいさ 心も知らず ふるさとは 花ぞ昔の 香ににほひける - Fujiwara no Okikaze
People who are 'ready' give off a different vibe than people who aren't. Animals can smell fear; maybe that's it. The minute you become ready is the the minute you stop dreaming. Suddenly it's no longer about 'becoming'. Suddenly it's about 'doing'. - Hugh Macleod
I became a writer when I learnt how to read -- how to listen; how to see, smell, touch, and feel. But not everyone who knows these things, not everyone who writes, or publishes, is a writer. Writing is in the soul. - Cindy Aime
Ambitions are like assholes, and they smell like flowers to the owner. I must be delusional. Give it up. - Rafi Zabor
I cannot remember a time when I was not in love with them--with the books themselves, cover and binding and the paper they were printed on, with their smell and their weight and with their possession in my arms, captured and carried off to myself. - Eudora Welty
Until you walk a mile in another man's moccasins you can't imagine the smell. - Robert Byrne
If my life were a fragrance, it would smell like the sea. - Sanober Khan
Your lips, beloved, are like a honeycomb: honey and milk are under the tongue. And the smell of your clothes is like the smell of my home. - John Berger
Pornography won’t be enough. Because it never is. Sooner or later, all niggers want to touch the real thing. All dogs want to smell and taste the true information. All artists want to make their fantasies reality. And everyone with a cock wants to use it to fall in love. - Peter Sotos
cherry reddenim tornholding closethe smell of warm - Lori Jenessa Nelson
That's what I like so much about libraries, they smell the way we would like to imagine the past. - Ruth Reichl
Loneliness adds beauty to life. It puts a special burn on sunsets and makes night air smell better. - Henry Rollins
You smell like a fresh flower and surround me like spring air. - Debasish Mridha
Your blindness to my downfall,Has gone too far to be a joke,As I stand ablaze before you,And you tell me you smell smoke. - Erin Hanson
I could smell the food fill up my hunger before the order was even placed. - Phindiwe Nkosi
We talk a lot about the five senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. I would add one more…imagination. - Wes Adamson
Fee-fi-fo-fum, you better run and hideI smell the blood of a petty little coward - Set it off
I Love the Smell of Success in the Shadows of Failure.~Ayyaz Ameer Meo - Ayyaz Ameer Mayo
They [Harvard academia] liked the poor, but didn't like the smell of the poor. - Chris Hedges
It's easy to take the time to stop and smell the roses but one must be willing to give of themselves enough to also stop to admire and understand life's weeds. 10/2015 - Colleen Dougherty
I'm a fan of laundry: the smell of fabric softener, the warm clothes in your hands. It's so good.
The house had been torn down. Nothing is left but the old white fence. There used to be privet bushes everywhere. "The smell of privet is the smell of summer for me," I say to Catherine."Yes, Mom." she says, "I know, Your memories are my memories now. - Abigail Thomas
No one is exempt and everyone's pain has a different smell. At night, when all the colours die,they hide in pairsand read about themselves—in colour, with their eyelids shut. - Craig Raine
I love the smell of pastels...that breaths life into my soul. - Ama H. Vanniarachchy
The human mind and body are truly extraordinary. They are the quintessence of excellence in motion. We talk, touch, see, hear, taste, smell, and feel. We dream, aspire, and become. All that we are is mind and body and spirit—that is our universe. - Lorii Myers
If you don't smell good, then you don't look good. - Katy Elizabeth
It's like: never relax, never take that breath, never stop to get that drink of water. You know you can always smell roses when you're running with them in your hand. - Garth Brooks
She knew the way of things. She knew ifyou weren't always stepping lightly as a bird the wholeworld came apart to crush you. Like a house of cards.Like a bottle against stones. Like a wrist pinned hardbeneath a hand with the hot breath smell of want andwine. . . . - Patrick Rothfuss
We can taste what's in our mouths, touch what's within our reach, smell within hundreds of metres and hear within tens of miles. But it's only through our vision that we are in communication with the sun and stars. - Gavin Francis
Lee leaned closer to her and swore he could smell fear coming off her in waves, the way a shark smells blood in the water - Pamela K. Kinney "Let Demon Dogs Lie " Southern Haunts Devils in the Darkness
Fish and visitors smell in three days. - Benjamin Franklin
I love the smell of book ink in the morning. - Umberto Eco
Writing historical fiction has many common traits with writing sci-fi or fantasy books. The past is another country - a very different world - and historical readers want to see, smell and touch what it was like living there. - Sara Sheridan
Stay with me to-night; you must see me die. I have long had the taste of death on my tongue, I smell death, and who will stand by my Constanze, if you do not stay? - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
If you start to smell some of the shit, you start smelling all of the shit - Doug Stanhope
And the pine trees that smell so wonderfully of spicy power. Shall I never see a mountain pine again? Really that would be no misfortune. To forgo something: that also has its fragrance and its power. - Robert Walser
I smell blood and an era of prominent madmen. - W.H. Auden
Materialists deny God because they can't smell a rose with a telescope. - Adriano Bulla
The best horror novels open up, "It was beautiful summer day and the smell of flowers emanated throughout the air. - Justin Alcala
I remembered the dim winter light, the smell of damp earth and leaves, the eeriness that always attaches to a place once settled and civilized, but now reclaimed by the wilderness. - Lisa Tuttle
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